Strategic Planning

Thrive

Pastors long to see an entire church focused on it’s mission, and unified about how to achieve it.  But apart from the work of preaching, few seminaries provide training for how to nurture this in a church.  The Thrive process helps pastors focus on their own growth as a leader, and also on working with lay leaders to articulate a future vision/plan for their church.  Support is provided via 12 meetings with a small group of other pastors who are walking the same path.   In addition, an experienced “mentoring pastor” meets with the group each month.

The next group is tentatively scheduled to begin in Feb. 2016.  Contact the CBA office or email jojo@cbamissions.org for more details.

Community Demographics

CBA provides community demographics (via MissionInsite) free of charge for those who want to gain a deeper awareness about their community.  Check out the following links to view a “sample” of available reports & information breakdowns.  Contact joan@cbamissions.org to request a specific report for your church or to access MissionInsite directly.

Short, Basic Summary

Most Requested

Most Detailed

Mosaic Information

Community Beliefs and Perceptions

Congregation Comparison (Requires Membership List)

 

Church Statistical Review/History

Churches that have regularly submitted an annual report may access data via the GBC.  Or, if preferred, CBA can access these same statistical reports for use in evaluation/planning.   Contact joan@cbamissions.org to request statistics in a specific format or for a specific time frame.